Partner of Carroll Shelby Inc. since 2015, Baume & Mercier has designed several Clifton Club Shelby Cobra models, in collaboration with Peter Brock, designer of the iconic Shelby Cobra Daytona racing car. This film tells about the key moments of this collaboration and the creation process of the watches.
Now, being that it is a mechanical watch, I can already hear the chatter of watch enthusiasts commenting about how mechanical watches shouldn’t be exposed to continuous vibration and G forces regardless of the specs. The effects of constant and brief strong vibrations to mechanical motions continues to be widely debated on several forums and coated by many articles, some of them by aBlogtoWatch, but it is generally agreed upon that any strenuous physical activity is best performed together with your mechanical watch spectating in the sidelines. Wearing of mechanical watches during these types of activities could harm the self-winding mechanism together with causing premature wear on pivots and the balance wheel.As a perfect testing ground I would be riding a suspension chopped, vibey V-twin Indian Scout Bobber, more than three days, to test all these premature wear concepts including the added advantage of it being shock resistant and rated to withstand 550 G, which can be more than 10 times the shock exerted on a human body during a fatal motor vehicle accident. With all those specs, I was feeling pretty positive about the opinion withstanding the vibrations.The additional mechanical machine I’d be reviewing would be the aforementioned Indian Scout Bobber, a newly not-yet-released version, and I would be riding one for the upcoming few times at arguably among the most coveted, covert, two-wheeled parties in the bike community. The Bobber was a great compliment to the Clifton Club watch because they taken an edgier feel contrary to their counterparts in their various collections, and that, as the weekend progressed, revealed to be a very free relationship with comparable street maps.